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Sreesanth 

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
India, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Red, Plate Group B, Rest of India, South Zone, Warwickshire, Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Kochi
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
February 06, 1983, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India

Profile

A perennial question mark of aggression over substance will always dangle over Sreesanth until he irons out evident inconsistencies. The Keralite's career figures resembles compatriot Ajit Agarkar's, both enigmatic in their abilities to be excellent and expensive in varying measures.

An example for the 'excellent' is a 5/40 that he produced on tour to South Africa in 2006 in an eye-catching display of fast-bowling. But unchecked economy rates of over 6 in ODIs and 3.4 in Tests underline what still is a work in progress. Instilled with a fiery streak, it often donates needless aggression which seems more enforced than natural. Run-ins with international and domestic cricket authorities have courted disposable controversies.

Amid those controversies, Sreesanth has led the bowling attack for the 'Men in Blue' in landmark away wins in West Indies (2006) and England (2007) in Tests, and helped lift the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. He was fortunate to be selected for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup when injury ruled out Praveen Kumar. The Kerala speedster played only the first and the last match in the entire tournament, but saw Team India reaching the much awaited milestone of a World Cup win after 28 years.

As one of the few Indian bowlers blessed with genuine pace to trouble batsmen in both the sub-continental and on foreign soil, selectors and supporters alike await 'Sree' to scale his vast inherent promise and shrug off the prima donna label.


Fast Facts

  • S Sreesanth was a national breakdancing champion when he was in eighth grade.
  • In 2006, Sreesanth tried to change his luck by changing his name to Sreesunth, on numerological advice.
  • He became the first Kerala Ranji player to play Twenty20 cricket for India.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 27 40 281 13 10.40 52.13 0 0 35
ODI 53 21 44 10 4 36.36 0 0 10*
T20 10 3 20 2 20 142.85 0 0 19*
IPL 44 14 34 10 8.5 61.81 0 0 15*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 27 50 5419 3271 87 5/40 / 37.59 3.62 4 3 0 131
ODI 53 52 2476 2508 75 6/55 / 33.44 6.07 2 1 0 122
T20 10 9 204 288 7 2/12 / 41.14 8.47 0 0 0 15
IPL 44 44 880 1194 40 3/29 / 29.85 8.14 0 0 0 67
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 5 0 0
ODI 7 0 4
T20 2 0 1
IPL 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2006-2011
 
ODI:
2005-2011
 
T20:
2006-2008
 
IPL:
2008-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs England at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur - Mar 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs England at The Oval, London - Aug 18, 2011
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur - Oct 25, 2005
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Apr 02, 2011
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Feb 01, 2008
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Chennai at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Rajasthan Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - May 09, 2013
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